How To Grow Mimosa Pudica Tutorial

Learn How To Grow Mimosa Pudica with this Quick Video

Video Transcript

I’m going to show you, how to sprout Mimosa seeds.

At the end of this video, I’ll show you how you can get free seeds.

Mimosa Pudica is also know as “Sensitive Plant”, because if you touch the leaves it quickly moves and collapses. What is amazing to me is that the baby sprouts are also sensitive, not just the mature plant. The first two leaves of any plant are called the cotyledons, which are the embryonic leaves of the seed. Because there are two leaves, they are called dicotyledons – or dicots for short. The subsequent “true” leaves of a Mimosa are sensitive and respond to touch.

Because Mimosa sprouts so quickly, normally in about 4 days, and develops the true leaves within 2 weeks, they are excellent educational plants to get your kids exited about gardening. I loved Venus fly traps as a kid, but found them difficult to keep alive. Mimosa is equally interesting and easy to grow and care for, so they are great plants for kids.

Okay, let’s plant some seeds.

The seeds have a hard shell.

To speed up germination use some sand paper to file the shell, to allow moisture to get in.

Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, and then plant 3mm deep in potting soil.

I’m planting them in this Vegetronix Window Sill Herb planter.

It fits perfectly on windows sills, and has an innovative moisture retention cover, so that the seeds never dry out, and are guaranteed to sprout.

In a few days you should see the plants poking through the soil.

You can order free seeds from this link: Free Mimosa Pudica Seeds.